Author Archives: Yvette

acknowledged the existence, validity, or legality of.

Recognized. I went to my first Recognized show you guys! It was a Dressage show.  I know! Who’da thought?  It was the Equestrian Institute Chablis One-Day Show.  This was a level-three National competition. Whatever that means. I didn’t join the USEF … Continue reading

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Willing

I have been having a hard time lately, struggling with feeling inadequate, under-prepared and generally crummy.  But the French Creek Derby was this past weekend, and I was really looking forward to it.  I just love going to beautiful Polestar … Continue reading

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Kleos

Kleos (“glory, fame”) is the concept of glory earned in heroic battle. Kleos is often given visible representation by the prizes won in battle. I had myself really psyched out for the Lincoln Creek Back-To-Back One Days. In the week leading … Continue reading

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Preview

On Saturday we went to Rainbow Meadow Farm for a USEA Derby. We were entered in Novice like usual.  I was looking forward to this show, because we had recently schooled XC there, and our dressage scores have been getting … Continue reading

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Spring Fling, 2016

Coming back from an event is always so euphoric. The adrenaline, the endorphins, it is just awesome.  It is in direct proportion to how stressful it is going out.  I am always so worried about driving the trailer to the … Continue reading

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The rain is brain colored

It was very hard to make myself go on a trail ride today in the rain.  As I drove to the barn, my head was chattering about how wet and cold I would get, the footing may be bad, What … Continue reading

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Every woman

I got on the light rail this morning, sat in my usual seat, and began my morning email check. At the next stop a large man boarded. He was wearing a dark coat, carrying a gym bag. He markedly noticed … Continue reading

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What is time for, anyway?

I keep having to count on my fingers how long Colette has been gone.  Since she died late in the year, Nov. 2012, I think it makes it seem like longer ago than it was.  But as I sit here, … Continue reading

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The National Museum

Day 2 was the National museum.We were going to participate in a drawing group activity —  but when we got there, there were masses of people, all of whom looked way too serious. So we chickened out, and just looked … Continue reading

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London – Day 1

The flight over was fine – I navigated the airports by myself and got myself through passport check and customs, where Jena was waiting to rescue me. I am not sure I would have been able to navigate the two tube … Continue reading

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